Return of the Neon Cruise: June 13

MONA busHere's a great chance to join in the sometimes-annual LA Observed Neon Cruise — and to help out the wonderful and very-Angeleno Museum of Neon Art downtown. How better to spend a warm Saturday night than being driven through city we love, with the sights — neon and otherwise — curated hilariously by urban anthropologist Eric Lynxwiler? There's always a little impromptu sidewalk-bus interaction, and last time Eric even scared up an audible shout out from the inmates at the Metropolitan Detention Center. His megaphone show from atop the bus has been featured on NPR, KPCC's "Off-Ramp" and elsewhere.

Details after the jump.

Here's the deal. We meet at MONA 136 West 4th Street a little before 7:30 p.m., enjoy some refreshments, then board the open-air bus. We'll cruise the streets of Downtown, Mid-City, Hollywood, WeHo and Wilshire, with stops for further refreshments (on your own) in Chinatown and at Canter's. The museum gives a nice break to LA Observed readers: $48 per person, and that's a better deal than last year. Sign up via the Museum of Neon Art website or call MONA at (213) 489-9918.

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